Installing Jinzora on Ubuntu


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The following are step-by-step instructions for installing Jinzora 2.75 on a Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty) system. Please visit the #Links to read more about the installation before proceeding.


Install Jinzora

  • Install prerequisites.
$ sudo aptitude -y install apache2 libapache-mod-ssl php5 mysql-server php5-mysql php5-gd
  • Download Jinzora.
$ wget
  • Install Jinzora.
$ sudo tar zxvf jz275.tar.gz -C /var/www/
$ ( cd /var/www/jinzora2 && sudo sh )

Configure Jinzora

  • Change PHP5 settings for Jinzora.
$ sudo perl -pi.bak -e 's/max_execution_time = \d+/max_execution_time = 300/;s/post_max_size = \d+M/post_max_size = 32M/;s/upload_max_filesize = \dM/upload_max_filesize = 32M/' /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini
  • Set the root password for MySQL. By default, it is blank.
$ mysql -u root mysql
Reading table information for completion of table and column names
You can turn off this feature to get a quicker startup with -A

Welcome to the MySQL monitor.  Commands end with ; or \g.
Your MySQL connection id is 14
Server version: 5.0.38-Ubuntu_0ubuntu1-log Ubuntu 7.04 distribution

Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the buffer.

mysql> SET PASSWORD FOR root@localhost=PASSWORD(password);
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.00 sec)

mysql> \q
  • Reload Apache to ensure required and optional modules are found.
$ sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 reload
  • Configure Jinzora by opening a Web browser to http://localhost/jinzora2. Some non-obvious settings:
    • Installation Type: Standalone
    • Jukebox Mode: Streaming Only
    • Database User: root
    • Database Password: root@localhost password above
    • Database Type: MySQL
    • Create Database: True
  • Before launching Jinzora, remove the installation directory.
$ sudo rm -r /var/www/jinzora2/install

Create an Apache HTTPS instance

  • Create a private key for the Apache server.
$ openssl genrsa -des3 -out server.key 1024
  • Create a Certificate Signing Request (CSR). Make sure the Common Name is equal to fully-qualified domain name of your Web server (i.e., if you will access your Web server at, the Common Name should be
$ openssl req -new -key server.key -out server.csr
  • Create a self-signed server certificate by using the private key to sign the CSR.
$ openssl x509 -req -days 365 -in server.csr -signkey server.key -out server.crt

If you receive an unable to write 'random state' error, change permissions on ~/.rnd so that it is writable by the user running the command.

  • Remove the private key passphrase (i.e., create an unencrypted PEM version of the private key) so that Apache can start without user interaction.
$ openssl rsa -in server.key -out server.pem
$ rm server.key
  • Move the Apache certificate and private key to the Apache directory and configure permissions.
$ sudo mv server.pem /etc/apache2/apache.pem
$ sudo mv server.crt /etc/apache2/apache.crt
$ sudo chown root:root /etc/apache2/apache.pem
$ sudo chmod 400 /etc/apache2/apache.pem
  • Enable mod_ssl within Apache.
$ sudo a2enmod ssl
  • Configure Apache to listen on port 443 (HTTPS).
$ sudo sh -c 'echo "Listen 443" >> /etc/apache2/ports.conf'
  • Create an HTTPS site.
$ sudo cp /etc/apache2/sites-available/default /etc/apache2/sites-available/ssl
  • Modify /etc/apache2/sites-available/ssl.


NameVirtualHost *
<VirtualHost *>
       ServerAdmin webmaster@localhost


NameVirtualHost *:443
<VirtualHost *:443>
       ServerAdmin webmaster@localhost
       SSLEngine On
       SSLCertificateFile    /etc/apache2/apache.crt
       SSLCertificateKeyFile /etc/apache2/apache.pem
  • Enable the HTTPS site.
$ sudo a2ensite ssl
  • Reload Apache for the changes to take effect.
$ sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 reload


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